What to do in the Algarve


Sea Trips - Seafaris

The Ultimate Algarve Experience!   Seafaris, established in 2000 and based at Lagos, offer a wide range of activities.

Dolphin Watching
Grotto Trips
Wild Run
Sealife (Glass Bottom Hydrofoil)
Shark Fishing
Jet Ski
Private Charter
Water Taxi - Lagos to/from Alvor




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Activities - Autodrome

The Autodromo Internacional Algarve opened in October 2008, with the inaugural race (World Superbike Championships) in November.  The Track is situated approximately midway between the towns of Portimao and Lagos so is easily accessible from Praia da Luz with lots to offer for all ’petrol heads’ including Karting, F1, Superbikes and Track Days 

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Activities - Algarve Buggy Tour

The Algarve Buggy Tour is truly an unforgettable experience, which combines the adrenalin rush of driving a high spec 400cc automatic buggy whilst exploring off the beaten tracks in one of the most beautiful areas of the Algarve.  The ultimate off-road adventure.  Fun for the whole family!

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Activities - Karting Almancil


Karting Almancil opened in 1992 and was inaugurated by the late Ayrton Senna.  It is a 760 meters in length by 7.5 m wide and a replica of the former Formula 1 circuit in Brazil.  The park annually receives over 250,000 visitor. An ideal place for time well spent with your family, friends or colleagues

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Activities - Tiffany's Riding Centre

Tiffany’s was established 15 years ago.  All rides are led by a fully qualified guide who knows the horses and has excellent knowledge of the local area


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Watersports - Beach Hut


Based on the main beach in  Praia da Luz and operating since 1988, ‘BEACH HUT watersports’ is a company dedicated to boat tours and water sports for all the family including Kid‘s Days and Bird Watching.  Below is a list of the activities available and prices.  For further information please see the BEACH HUT watersports Brochure or contact Reception at Ocean Villas for any assistance and bookings

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Watersports - Chico Time

Located on the main Beach in Praia da Luz offering boat tours and water sports to suit all ages. 

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Watersports - Kayak Adventures


Kayak Adventures have been running outdoor trips, tours and excursions in Lagos since 2001.  Fun packed hours of adventure, exploration and excitement in and around the magnificent Lagos grottos
Explore the stunning coastline of Lagos leaving from Batata Beach and travelling south following the coastline where you will visit some of the smaller less accessible grottos and caves and get a chance to see the unspoilt areas that some other vessels cannot

Once around Ponta da Piedade at the light house visit the infamous pirates caves and the giant blow holes which have been formed over the centuries.  On your way back there will be a stop at one of the smaller beaches where you can snorkel before returning to base - all making for a fun and informative outing

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Watersports - Blue Ocean Divers


BLUE OCEAN DIVERS diving school was founded in 1996.  The instructors are fully qualified with years of experience as well as all necessary licenses and insurances.  For 10 years they have been organizing all year round excursions to the most beautiful diving areas of the Algarve whereby safety has always been their uppermost priority. 

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Watersports - Lagos Surf Centre


LAGOS SURF CENTER has been situated in the centre of Lagos, between the central square of D. Sebastião and the police station at n.º 31 Rua Silva Lopes, since 1999!  For the surfing enthusiasts well worth a visit.  They stock everything you will need and offer a selection of activities 


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Water Parks - Aqua Show


Aqua Show is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary of ‘Making Dreams Come True‘ in 2011.  Featuring 16 attractions, shows, wave and swimming pool, a shop, bar, restaurant and swimming pools it makes for a perfect day out for the whole family - choose from 16 attractions, shows, a museum, shop, bar & restaurant . 

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Water Parks - Aqualand

Aqualand Water Park in the Algarve is one of 13 across Europe. With rides suitable for all ages it makes for a wonderful days entertainment for all the family 

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Water Parks - Slide & Splash

Slide & Splash celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2011.  2014 sees the addition of 'Tropical Paradise'.  The park is considered the biggest of its kind in the country and also one of the biggest and best in Europe. The park opens 1 April 2014 and remains open until 31 October


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Exhibitions - Fiesa


FiESA is a mega exhibition of sand sculptures located just outside Pera, between Portimao and Albufeira.  In 2012 it will celebrate 10 years of exhibitions.  There is a different theme every year.  2012 is the turn of 'Idols' - a tribute to various characters admired and praised by our society

The festival is unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is considered the largest sand sculpture festival in the world due to the size of the sculptures and the area they occupy.  Every year 35,000 tons of sand in an area of 15,000 sqm is used 


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Shows - Zoomarine


Zoomarine is located in Guia, just a few kilometres from Albufeira and has been established for 20 years.  You can expect ‘oceans of fun’ for all the family.  Experience a journey through the world of knowledge and adventure where adults and children discover the mysteries of marine life in a day full of surprises and emotions.  There are also amusements and swimming pools all making the experience unforgettable!

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Tours - Jeep Safari


Not for the faint hearted!!

Daily tours are organised throughout the different areas of the Algarve, each one with its own character and beauty

Each 4x4 tour has a driver who is also your private tour guide. With all jeeps in convoy formation, the route chosen will offer visits to monuments, sights of unequal beauty and tastes of local beverages such as "medronho" and "Amendoa Amarga" in loco!  Participants will also meet traditional handicraft artists, will learn the how, what and why of cork, will, at certain times of the year, see the beekeepers collecting the bee’s hard work - the exquisite Algarve honey will be available to take home

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Tours - My Tours


My Tours offer a wide variety of coach excursions ranging from half day trips to local markets, day trips, evening trips to typical Algarvian restaurants and two day Pilgrimages - something for everyone.

Silves, Monchique, Lagos, Ponta da Piedade and Sagres.
Shopping trips to Gibraltar, Lisbon, Seville 
Wine Tasting Tour Alentejo & Silves
Guadiana River Cruise
Fatima Pilgrimage Quarteira Gipsy Market, Loule Country Market, Brazilian Rodizio Show

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Zoos - Krazy World


Krazy World is a fun-filled theme park which is highly unusual and wholly entertaining combining a mini-zoo, petting farm, crazy golf  and much, much more - a superb day out for all the family!

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Zoos - Lagos Zoo


Lagos Zoo opened in November 2000.  It houses 140 species of animals and 200 plant species from five continents.  It also has a playground, shop, picnic area, restaurant, bar, library and multimedia room making it the location for a perfect family outing 

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